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Icons of life : a cultural history of human embryos

Author: Lynn Marie Morgan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lynn Morgan traces the remarkable story of the human embryo collecting project at John Hopkins Dept. of Anatomy during the early 20th century. She shows how the science of embryology came into existence & how the embryo entered Western culture as an image of 'ourselves unborn'.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Marie Morgan
ISBN: 9780520260436 0520260430 9780520260443 0520260449
OCLC Number: 277086158
Description: xvii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Skeleton in the closet and fetuses in the basement --
Embryo visions --
Building a collection --
Inside the embryo production factory --
Traffic in embryo babies --
Embryo tales --
From dead embryos to icons of life --
Demise of the Mount Holyoke collection.
Responsibility: Lynn M. Morgan.

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Tells the story of an early 20th-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect embryos for scientific study. This work explains how dead specimens paradoxically  Read more...

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